Monday, July 21, 2008

Mixed Media Challenge

To encourage all of you to explore your creativity, promote yourselves as artists and have some fun, as well as winning a great prize, we have started up Monthly Mixed Media Challenges on our website.

This months challenge is
JULY THEME
Create a journal page using Misty Mawn techniques learnt at Art Journey Retreat.
These techniques can also be found in Cloth Paper Scissors issue 7 and issue 13.

DETAILS
PAGE SIZE - 8.5 x 11" in landscape format with 1" on left hand side being for binding.

PRE REQUISITES
Page front is to be painted and decorated using images, freehand or clip art images in theme.
Back of page painted and suitable for journalling.
Using 300gsm 100% cotton watercolour paper (Smooth or rough)
Predominantly Using Golden Products.
Each page must be initialed by the artist with the month and year in the lower right hand corner of front page.
Each page must be accompanied by a signed disclaimer.
You may enter as many times as you like

The completed pages will be compiled in to journals that will then be offered for sale, with challenge participants having first option.


Below are examples of a completed journal made by Jacky.
And a page front from within the journal...


And the back of a page.As you can see, both of these pages have room for journaling. What a wonderful gift this would make, or a lovely journal to keep for yourself.
Our aim in these challenges is to promote the artwork of the many talented artists that we know are out there!
This challenge is open to all artists of every experience level. Please do not feel daunted if you have not tried this art form before, it is a great way to learn and expand your creativity. We encourage each and every one of you to have a go!

For more information, check out our website here.

4 comments:

verdigrisrose said...

Hi Jo,
Thanks for your visit to my blog...
I would love to join but haven't time now, as I didnt know about it...does the actual piece have to be mailed to you by the 30th??..
Also, don't think my paper that I purchased at the Melb retreat is the right paper?..
xx

Judy said...

looks great Jo, would love to join in but time is of the essence as usual. I really love the back page of this piece.

Ursula Clamer said...

Hi Jo, I sent off my pages last wednesday so I am hoping you have received. Thanks for the challenge. Ux

Nic Hohn said...

So glad to see some mixed media action taking place in Australia!